Diane C. Lockhart, M.D.

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

Lockhart, Diane

Specialty: Eaton Place Breast Center

Office Location:
Cancer & Wellness Center
Breast Care Program
One Eaton Place, Suite 1BB
Worcester, MA 01608

Phone: (508) 363-6881
Fax: (508) 363-7591


“My highest priority is to keep a patient-centered focus to help each patient through the treatment and healing process in the best way possible. It is also an important part of my job to stay current with the best ways to stay healthy, incorporating new information into my practice and bringing that to each patient visit."

Dr. Diane Lockhart is a Breast Surgeon and the Medical Director of the Breast Care Program at the Saint Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center.  Viewing her role as more clinical than administrative, Dr. Lockhart is directly involved in the care of the patients that she sees.

“I am responsible for performing surgery for my patients, but my role continues as I help them to navigate the process of our treatment and health-care system. Our entire team is mindful to work with patients within the context of their lives. We aim to assist them through a difficult time as they go through the treatment they need and emerge at its completion to regain productive lives."

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Dr. Lockhart emphasizes the importance of a program that is patient centered.  “We view each person as an individual beyond their diagnosis. And we are aware that patients have families and lives that may need support as they receive treatment for their medical condition.”

The Breast Care Program at Saint Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center provides treatment for breast cancer, as well as services to monitor and help maintain breast health.  “Breast cancer care has changed dramatically in recent years, enabling us to identify the genetic makeup of tumors and tailor more or less aggressive treatments as needed. This enables us to optimize results while avoiding any unnecessary pain for patients.”

Dr. Lockhart was recently featured in the Worcester Business Journal.

Board-certified by the American College of Surgery, Dr. Lockhart belongs to numerous medical societies, including the American Association of Breast Surgeons, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Surgical Society.

Dr. Lockhart formerly served as Director of the Cambridge Breast Center at Cambridge Hospital.  Prior to that, she was a staff surgeon at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Faulkner Hospital, while working for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. From 2000-2013, she was a clinical instructor of surgery for both Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine students and trained surgical residents at attending hospitals.

Dr. Lockhart completed the UMass Surgical Residency Program, followed by a research fellowship in a tumor immunology lab at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and she earned her medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Before she became a physician, Dr. Lockhart pursued a productive career as a nurse after graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science from Boston University.

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
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Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Jul 19, 2020
I love all my Dr. and I will never go anywhere else
Jul 8, 2020
I trust my physician 100% wouldn't even think of going into Boston if another surgery becomes necessary!
Jul 7, 2020
she took her time and explained her course of action was very nice and knowledgeable. she put me at ease and I am happy I now have great doctors at st Vincent her listen and care
Jul 6, 2020
excellent experience
Jul 3, 2020
dr Lockhart is a wonderful dr, she's kind, she listens and she really cares about you!
Apr 29, 2020
explained everything and put my mind at ease
Apr 11, 2020
Takes time to insure that I understand everything.
Mar 31, 2020
*Dr. Lockhart is wonderful. She worked with us, explaining all options and supported our decision. She truly is a great surgeon, great bedside manner.
Feb 4, 2020
excellent, took enough time, very smart, answered all questions, thoughtful and caring
Jan 30, 2020
Dr.Lockheart was very professional and she explained everything to me ,I was put at ease in a matter of minutes she set up other appointments that I needed and explained why ,after I got home from them and speaking with the other technicians,Dr Lockheart called me at home and we spoke some more .
Jan 16, 2020
love dr lockhart. She is professional and sweet, and calming. Truly knows what she is doing.
Jan 11, 2020
I always recommend Dr. Lockhardt to folks as well as the whole Cancer Center.
Dec 17, 2019
explained everything, showing us and made sure we understand everything dealing with my issue
Oct 10, 2019
very patient with questions
Oct 2, 2019
Dr.Lockhart was wonderful.She explained everything from diagnosis to treatment in terms i could understand.She answered all my questions .When i left my visits with her i felt more at ease with my diagnosis and treatment.I am very thankful that she is my doctor
Sep 29, 2019
Dr. Lockhart is an excellent doctor.
Sep 26, 2019
I had a great experience with *Dr. Lockhart. She was very comfortable to talk to and spent a lot of time explaining and showing & listening to your concerns.